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2020.11.20 17:00

Lithuania’s defence minister candidate promises to improve his English

BNS2020.11.20 17:00

Arvydas Anušauskas has pledged to improve his English-language proficiency if appointed Lithuania’s defence minister.

"I have already set a goal of raising that level over a 100-day course. I will need additional classes but that’s normal, I think," Anušauskas, representing the conservative Homeland Union (TS-LKD), told BNS on Friday.

Anušauskas said his knowledge of English is at a B2 level, adding that he does feel a bit less confident about his skills. However, he said it would not undermine ministerial work.

His Russian-language skills have also deteriorated slightly, he said. Meanwhile, Anušauskas said he will also improve his French skills, as it’s his main foreign language.

Besides French, Russian and English, Anušauskas said he has learnt some Latvian, Polish, and Ukrainian.

The conservative candidate has been proposed to become the country’s next defence minister, pending approval by the parliament and the president.

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